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Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
+63 38 502 9003
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The critically acclaimed Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol. The all-day menu, developed by Chef Raphael Ongchiong, emphasizes freshness, clarity of ingredients, and local availability. Saffron offers a thoughtful reinterpretation of Boholano heritage cuisine, alongside a wide range of Continental and Asian food favorites. The Chef's culinary artistry is met with an excellent selection of wines, signature cocktails, and gourmet beverages. A 162-seat dining venue, Saffron is casual and welcoming, with a decor to match. Sea-inspired accent lighting, all-weather woven furniture, and hand-carved driftwood create a dramatic poolside ambiance that serves to elevate guests' dining experience.

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British Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food is very good, a little pricey but it comes with great service, very friendly, warm and attentive staff. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. Steps away from the infinity pool and just a few minutes away from the beach. I love the buffet breakfast. It's an open air restaurant so if you don't want to be bugged... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear MimiBC, Thank you so much for your review of Saffron at Amorita! We're glad you loved the service and the food. Our Chef developed our menu to offer both Continental and Asian cuisine favorites, and we offer delicious Boholano dishes, too, like the chicken halang-halang and fish sinanglay. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate breakfast and dinner here for 5 nights in a row and each time the food was fresh and the service was attentive. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kacey2013, Wow! Thank you for dining at Saffron Restaurant for 5 days in a row. And we appreciate your words about the freshness of our food; this is what our Chef has committed to during the development of our menu. On your next visit to the Philippines, we hope you’ll swing by our restaurant again and remember: you are... More 

Quezon City, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was included in the buffet during breakfast and dinner, and I had to refill my plate a couple of times because it tasted incredible. It was the perfect crisp on the outside and perfect softness on the inside. I would go back to Amorita just for this!!

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear littlebigtraveler, Thank you so much for choosing to dine at Saffron Restaurant, the place for signature Boholano recipes and gastronomic delights. We are glad you loved the churros! Many chocolate lovers keep coming back to our restaurant, too, just for this. Just know you are always welcome back here at Saffron. See you again soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great tasting food. Appealed to my international group of friends. Clever and attractive presentation of dishes. delicious, imaginative. Nice location, great views of the beach. Cons: Pests - blacked ants numerous and were on tables and plates. Quite unattractive. During the day birds can give you a run. Don't leave food you still want to eat unattended. Slow service -... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Cloudatlas2013, Thanks for sharing your review of the Saffron Restaurant to the entire TripAdvisor community! We are glad that you and your friends liked the food in our Panglao Island restaurant, and we're even happier that you recognized the great views of the beach. Thank you for also listing the cons. We take your feedback very seriously, and we... More 

Manila
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We stayed in Amorita over a year ago in October 2013. The Saffron Restaurant has great food. In fact, I dare say they have the best best Marinara Pizza I've ever tasted anywhere, and Im not even a pizza lover. I've tasted a lot of pizzas but their version is so good, I just want to go there and eat... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ge V, Thank you so much for your inspiring review! We hope Saffron Restaurant has converted you into a pizza lover. The pizza marinara is actually a special order that's not in our menu, but many guests have asked for it and our Chef and kitchen are always happy to meet diners' individual needs. We invite you to visit... More 

Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The amount of different types of food were great, you never were hungry when leaving... Even some live entertainment on one night..

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Randy N, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of Saffron! Our Chef developed the menu to offer both Continental and Asian cuisine favorites. Next time, try the Boholano heritage dishes, like the chicken halang-halang and fish sinanglay. Can't wait to welcome you back soon! More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Picturesque sunset view with boats parked like you were in some TV show. I love the view, food, service, amenities. I recommend getting their best sellers.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ince H, Thank you so much for visiting us here at Saffron Restaurant. We are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed the food, the service, and the views. Thanks even more for recommending our best sellers (local Boholano cuisine); our Chef developed Saffron’s menu to emphasize freshness and local availability. We hope you stop by for another visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Choice menu in a very elegant resort set-up!!! Simpy sumptuous!!! The "grill menu" was just perfect for the atmosphere. Their cakes, salads and barbecue were marvelous! Bread was yummy and the service was excellent and personal!

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Hi Goldwin P, We’re thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience at Saffron Restaurant in Amorita Resort. Our menu is inspired by the seasons and specialties in Bohol, and we’re very passionate about preparing the freshest meals possible. Your inspiring review has already been shared with The Chef and the rest of our kitchen and restaurant staff. We... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Visited earlier this week on this beautiful resort. Saw it and got curious what's on top of the hill at the end of Beach. We went to the restaurant to have dinner with my friends. We wanted to have dinner by the garden that time unfortunately there is a wedding happening, so we were given an option to eat in... More 

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear ShaoYun2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of Saffron Restaurant! If you have other suggestions on how we can enhance diners’ experience, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. By the way, on your next visit, we suggest you check out our popular dinner buffet, which features dedicated grill, salad, and bread stations. Looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent customer service and great food. They anticipate my needs and more. I would never want to leave. I am spoiled.

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Joel S, Manager at Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bernadette R, Thank you so much for sharing your dining experience at Saffron Restaurant to the entire TripAdvisor community. Your kind and inspiring words about the food and the customer service have already been shared to the entire kitchen and restaurant staff. We hope to see you again soon at Saffron! More 

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Additional Information about Saffron Restaurant at Amorita Resort

Address: Ester A. Lim Drive | Amorita Resort, 6340, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 38 502 9003
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Bohol Province  >  Panglao Island
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Continental, International

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